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Bad name. --William Henry Ross, a free negro, made his appearance before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of abusing and threatening personal violence to Hannah Newton, a free negress. Bill attempted to prove his innocence, but failing to do so, he was sentenced to the lash.
The Daily Dispatch: January 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], Court Proceedings. (search)
Court Proceedings. Mayor's Court, Saturday, Jan. 3d. --Wm. Henry Ross and John Robertson, free negroes, were charged with assaulting and robbing Alfred, slave of George T. McGee. The complainant told several contradictory stories relatives to the manner in which he was robbed, but the Mayor said he could not take the responsibility of deciding on the value of his testimony further than to commit the accused for trial before the Hustings Court. Elizabeth Keating, arrested as a woman of evil fame, and for obtaining money under the name of McCoy, was examined. It appeared that she had been residing with a baker named McCoy, who died rather suddenly not long since, and that immediately on the happening of that event she had put in a claim for a small sum of money deposited with an outside party, as deceased's wife, and received it. She, however, gave it up to Coroner Sanxay, who handed it over to the administrator, by whom the above complaint was entered. The accuse